The TRI Equestrian Silver Stakes (Friday 7 June) is a Listed Race that is open to horses aged three and older and is run over 1 mile and 2 furlongs at The Curragh. It was first run in 2012 and has been won by Royal Ascot winner Portage, whilst the 2013 winner Trading Leather used the race as a stepping stone to success in the Irish Derby.
Check out our trends, runner-by-runner guide and free tip for the 2019 TRI Equestrian Stakes.
TRI Equestrian Silver Stakes Trends
Five of the seven winners so far have been drawn in stall-six or higher, whilst the race has been won by five four-year-olds and two three-year-olds. Weights carried to victory range from 8-10 to 9-9, with no real bias.
Six of the seven winners had run between 10 and 42 days earlier, with Portage being the only winner making his seasonal debut in the race. Jim Bolger is the only trainer to have won the race twice. Three favourites have won at odds of between 8/11 and 7/4, with the other winners were returned at odds of 4/1, 6/1, 7/1, and 66/1.
TRI Equestrian Silver Stakes Runner-By-Runner Guide 2019
Insignia Of Rank
Four-year-old that has won three times so far, but those wins came in handicap company off marks up to 94. His last win over course and distance earned him a rating of 101, but that still leaves him 9lb and 10lb to find with the other two four-year-olds in the race. His trainer’s horses are generally running well but he has a tough task on paper.
Willie Mullins-trained 111-rated seven-year-old that is trying to become the second horse in the race’s history to win it on his seasonal debut. He has plenty of winning form on ground with plenty of cut in it but his wins have so far come at distances up to 9-furlongs. Looks to have a fair chance from stall-six, with his trainer having sent out six winners from just nine runners in June so far.
110-rated four-year-old that runs for last year’s winning trainer Jessica Harrington, He’s been running in better races recently, but may be flattered by his proximity to Magical over course and distance last time, and he doesn’t appear to find winning easy. He was 33/1 that day in a four-runner field and, having reared slightly in the stalls, he did remarkably well to finish four-lengths behind the high-class winner, with former Irish Derby winner Latrobe back in fourth.
Group 3 winning two-year-old that is rated 101 but gets 10lb from his older rivals. He started his three-year-old career with a poor performance but ran much better behind Broome on his second start, and the winner has since run third in The Derby. He was 100/1 when dropped back in distance for the Irish 2,000 Guineas and this drop-in-class looks a shrewd move for dual winning trainer Jim Bolger. Slight worry is his two wins have come on good ground.
Rare English-trained raider for Richard Hannon and this 98-rated three-year-old comes out the equal of Guaranteed at the weights. However, his last win came in a handicap off a mark of 84 and he may find Listed company a step too high.
Aidan O’Brien-trained 102-rated three-year-old who finished one place in front of Guaranteed in the Irish 2,000 Guineas and is 3lb better off at the weights this time. Aidan O’Brien has yet to train a winner of this race but this Frankel-sired colt could change that now he steps up in trip to 10-furlongs for the first time.
A second Aidan O’Brien-trained runner but this one is only rated 82 after winning his maiden at the fourth time of asking last time out. That was over a mile and it’s off-putting that he was well-beaten on his only other previous try at this distance under today’s jockey. However, it’s interesting that he led that day before fading and he could be in the race to set the pace for Old Glory.
TRI Equestrian Silver Stakes 2019 Summary
Riven Light is an interesting runner for the in-form Willie Mullins stable, but he’s three-years-older than any of the other seven winners of the race and has done his winning over shorter trips. It also wouldn’t be a shock if The King won, but there is a doubt that he’s flattered by his proximity to high-class horses in small fields.
Guaranteed might also improve down in class and back up in trip for a trainer that has won this twice, but he’s held by Old Glory on their form last time and Aidan O’Brien’s three-year-old looks the value bet on his first try at 10-furlongs.